Congratulations to CISD's National Merit Semifinalists!
Fithteen Coppell ISD students have been named Semifinalists in the 2012 National Merit Scholarship Program including:
Coppell High School
Matthew P. Baucum
Haley E. Beck
Monica A. Blazek
Ashlyn E. Foster
Calissa A. Galvin
Martin J. Kalev
Andrew K. Khor
Jonathon R. Zuniga
New Tech High @ Coppell
Individuals recognized in the 57th National Merit Program showed exceptional academic ability on the 2010 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT) demonstrating potential for success in rigorous college studies. Less than one percent of high school seniors nationwide (an estimated 16,000 semifinalists) were announced by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation on September 14th.
“Each one of these students are to be commended and we are very proud of their accomplishment. They represent the academic excellence that exists in the Coppell public school system and exemplify the skills and determination necessary to achieve at such high levels. I wish them continued success in their future academic endeavors,” said Dr. Jeff Turner, Superintendent.
The semifinalists will be invited for public recognition by the Board of Trustees during the regular monthly Board Meeting set for Monday, September 26, at 7:30 PM.
From among nearly 16,000 Semifinalists, about 15,000 are expected to advance to the Finalist level, and in February they will be notified of this designation. All National Merit Scholarship winners will be selected from the Finalist group and are competing for some 8,300 National Merit Scholarships. Those scholarships are offered by the Merit Corporation, corporate sponsors, and college/university sponsors and are worth more than $34 million. Merit Scholar designees are selected on the basis of their skills, accomplishments, and potential for success in rigorous college studies, without regard to gender, race, ethnic origin, or religious preference.